MILLSTONE VILLAGE PROGRAMS
An ancient African proverb states that “it take a village to raise a child.” Millstone’s primary goal is to crate such a village. This village will consist of an all encompassing campus ministry that includes: Healing Center, Destiny Center, Millstone Chapel, Recreational Facilities, Communal Market, Resource Center, Health Clinic Administrative Offices, Education, Legislation, Therapeutic Foster Care and Talent Development.
The objective of the Millstone Village is to improve the very spirit, mind and body of the lost, at-risk children by reaching out to them with God’s unconditional love.
Emergency care. therapeutic treatment facility where victims are integrated into therapeutic treatment center module blended with traditional Ghanaian family values. Mental health workers will function with African mothers who will nurture, instill strong morality with a cultural slant as well as monitor goals established by staff therapist.
A team of experts including doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, administrators and counselors will determine the client’s needs and goals to ensure optimum holistic treatment. Each child will receive the opportunity to obtain support in a nurturing environment conducive to pursuing their individual destinies, thus preparing them to succeed to the next level on their journey to become productive citizens.
A transitional therapeutic treatment facility. The destiny center is designed for ex-victims who have achieved and maintained success in the first step in treatment and ready for the next level. The destiny center builds upon the treatment center. The child will remain in contact with the foster or birth mother while gaining mentors. The team of experts will further determine the aptitudes, abilities, gifts, talents and aspirations of the child. Each participants will then have realistic goals to obtain according to their individual growth and maturity. Each child is then mentored, supported and encouraged to maximize their full potential in order to walk in the fullness of their God given destinies.
A place to enhance spiritual development of each child. The chaplain works in conjunction with the treatment team to counsel, encourage and bring balance to goal development while remaining respectful of the Ghanaian culture. The spiritual development will to reach the participant to value themselves; thus, strengthening their faith and hope to reach their destinies. Weekly programs will serve as times of refreshment, spiritual training and challenges to become a productive citizen.
Will serve as a place of physical refreshment. Participants will be instructed on healthy living techniques; each child will have the opportunity to have an individualized workout plan. The recreation center is also a pace where boys and girls will have the opportunity to interact an develop social skills and etiquette. Clients will be physically and socially evolved by this program.
Is a place where responsibility, accountability and work ethic is born. Children will take ownership of their village and be responsible to plant fruits and vegetables that will sustain their village as well as generate income. The outcome will include children valuing honest work ethics, having a realistic value of money and a general concept of the market place.
A place where the mind can grow! The center will be equipped with an updated library and technology. Care will be placed into the material selected to ensure that they will challenge, encourage, stimulate, uplift and motivate the survivors to reach their goals.
A state of the art clinic that focuses on child victim trauma, STD/HIV testing and other medical issues specific to our clients. This will also be a safe environment staffed with caring and compassionate medical professionals committed to providing excellent care to our clients. This clinic will also collaborate with other similar NGO’s to service their children as well.
Administrative Offices Headquarters
A place where all administrative business is conducted, cooperate plans developed, and cohesive strategies are developed to maintain the effectiveness and relevance of treatment.
Education & Legislation
Education: Provide each participant with a competitive education equivalent to standards set by Africa and surrounding countries. Millstone staff will also go into local schools, churches and other social institutions to teach prevention programs on Child Exploitations. We will also include an elementary program with books and storytellers.
Legislation: To continue to partner with the government as we honor our commitment to develop legislature governing the rights of children.
Therapeutic Foster Care
This program trains Ghanaian parents on how to parent special needs children by using traditional African values with proven therapeutic methods of parenting children to wholeness. This program is geared towards changing negative attitudes towards orphans and street children and cause ordinary locals to take ownership of their community while acquiring proper training and compensation.
This phase of the program will concentrate on the development of ethics, morals and standards to the clients interested in modeling and/or entertainment industry. We will partner with clean, ethical, reputable companies and professionals to open safe doors of opportunity for them.
Josiah House Ministry
Josiah House Ministry was modeled after a prominent biblical character whose life impacted his nation. Josiah was an eight year old boy who led his nation and lived as a model of discipline and purity, thereby being an role model for young people today. Josiah House is a community outreach that seeks to help and challenge young minds, so they can be molded into the leaders of tomorrow.